Churchill – Tundra Lodge and Town Adventure

Churchill Polar Bear Tour

  • Small Group
  • Land Based Adventures
  • 28 Capacity
  • 8 Days
  • 2014 View Departure>
    • 2014
    • Oct 11 Sat
    • Oct 14 Tue Offer
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  • $6,695

Summary : Join an adventure that promises total immersion in a spectacular tundra environment! Stay at the Great White Bear Tundra Lodge, situated outside of Churchill on the tundra itself. As evening falls, only a select few travelers remain in the domain of the polar bear to watch the solitude and serenity of sunset intensify across the barren landscape. Enjoy incomparable polar bear viewing at all times of the day and night, in an exclusive small-group setting. Your lodge is a "train" of connected single rooms and dining and lounge areas. And, because it’s on wheels, it is sure to be situated in the best bear-viewing area each season. Explore the Frontier town of Churchill and a dog-sledding excursion.

Activities : Culture, Hiking

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Itinerary
Day 1
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Arrive in Winnipeg and transfer to the historic Fort Garry Hotel. Meet for an orientation dinner with your Expedition Leader this evening.

Day 2
Winnipeg to Churchill / Tundra Lodge

Fly to Churchill and transfer to the Tundra Lodge by polar rover, watching for Arctic wildlife against the vast white landscape along the way. A presentation on polar bears by one of your Expedition Leaders provides an enlightening introduction to your Far North adventure. Dinner is served at the Tundra Lodge, where you may see polar bears wandering outside your windows.

Day 3 – 4
Tundra Lodge

The Tundra Lodge is strategically positioned at the beginning of each season in the best area for bear viewing. Inquisitive bears often approach the lodge, which features rows of windows and fenced observation decks to accommodate your own curiosity. You can spend hours watching them interact, delighted by their antics and rugged beauty. You may see mothers with cubs, and young adult males play-fighting. Your unique location, combined with half-day excursions in special all-terrain tundra vehicles, affords the best possible wildlife experience in the Churchill area.

In addition to polar bears, you may see caribou, Arctic fox, Arctic hare, ptarmigan, and snowy owls. At the end of each exhilarating day, retire to your cozy accommodations for dinner and presentations. In the light cast by your lodge across the frozen tundra, look for the illuminated eyes of animals. And if you are fortunate to have a clear night, the North's spectacular natural light show may appear as darkness descends. Churchill has some of the world's most concentrated aurora borealis activity.

Day 5
Town of Churchill

This morning, depart the tundra and head back into Churchill for a tour and activities around the town, including lunch and dinner in Churchill and an evening presentation.

Day 6
Churchill / Dog Sledding / Rover Excursion

Enjoy a day of adventure with dog sledding and a rover excursion. Spend the evening in Churchill for dinner followed by an evening presentation.

Day 7
Churchill / Winnipeg

Enjoy last-minute exploration of this frontier town, originally a Northwest Company fur trading post, with a chance to pick up native handcrafts at the Arctic Trading Company before an afternoon flight to Winnipeg.

Day 8
Winnipeg / Home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flights home.

Notes

Departure dates and itinerary subject to change. Please contact ExpeditionTrips to confirm departure schedule before purchasing air tickets. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

The Tundra Lodge:

This facility is a remarkable rolling hotel that is positioned at the beginning of the season in an area known for having lots of bears around. It has 32 rooms, each being a single compartment similar to a room on a train. There are 3 general toilets and 2 showers. The lounge and dining areas have sliding windows, perfect for bear viewing and photography. The Tundra Lodge provides an extremely comfortable and private northern expedition experience.

Included:
R/T flight from Winnipeg to Churchill; accommodations; all meals (except either lunch or dinner on your final day in Churchill); services of professional Expedition Leaders and assistants; some gratuities; all activities/entrance fees; dog sledding excursion; evening wildlife and cultural presentations; all taxes and service charges; complimentary boots and parkas for use during trip.

Not Included:
Travel to and from Winnipeg; lunch or dinner on your final day in Churchill; alcoholic beverages; some gratuities; travel insurance; items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, etc.).

Available Extensions:
Please contact ExpeditionTrips for rates and details on extending your trip.
Extra Day in Winnipeg (pre-trip):
Includes: Airport transfers; hotel accommodations; breakfast and lunch; guided tour of Winnipeg; guided tour of the Manitoba Museum; entrance fees.
Northern Helicopter Option:
This exclusive helicopter flight over the tundra is an exciting way to view the North’s fascinating wildlife. Track migrating caribou, arctic fox and the mighty polar bear from a unique aerial perspective.